Throughout her 13-year tenure at Autodesk, a company that makes software for people to make anything, Rama has had the pleasure of building three programs from the ground up – Brand Partnerships, Strategic Alliances and now Impact Partnerships. During this time, she has fostered and developed deep relationships with entities as varied as Apple, Nvidia, Smithsonian, 99% Invisible, BattleBots, FabLabs, History Channel, Bloomberg, and Design Museum (London) to name a few. She excels at building brand reputation; bringing value to Autodesk and our partners around the globe and across industries; and thrives on her reputation as a strategic creative thinker and doer. Most recently, Rama co-led the Autodesk strategy for the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, and is daily energized by positively influencing the future of how things are designed and made.
A New York native with firm-roots in Northern California, Rama is a born optimist who has worked in technology and entertainment for over 20 years. Prior to joining Autodesk, Rama worked in many roles in the film industry from public relations, visual effects to distribution, acquisitions, curatorial programming and exhibition. She holds a BA in Chinese from University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in film from UCLA and proudly boasts a film credit on South Korean blockbuster, Joon Ho Bong’s The Host.